Spinach Tomato Orzo Pasta

Wet your whistle with this Spinach Tomato Orzo Pasta topped with dairy-free feta cheese!

Uh-mazing Spinach Tomato Orzo Pasta. A perfect side dish for fish or chicken.

Not too long ago I ordered this Spinach Tomato Orzo Pasta side dish at a restaurant. I was soooo excited to eat it. I mean, totally stoked. I’d eaten it before and my mouth was watering to taste it again. You know how you get a food in your mind and you just can’t let it go? Or am I the only weird bird that does that?

Well, the server came back and said they were out of Orzo pasta and asked if I would like to choose a different side. Helllloooooo. Um, NO! I wanted to throw a temper tantrum right there, but I gracefully held myself back. I did order something different but it wasn’t the same, you know? I was intensely disappointed.

Beings I had my mindset on this Spinach Tomato Orzo Pasta, I decided to recreate it at home and guess what? It was delish. I ate my face off. Well, that sounded really Zombie-like, didn’t it? What I really meant to say is I stuffed my face until I couldn’t eat any more. Mr. Chef came ¬†home and finished it off for me.

We work well together as a team. :)

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Spinach Tomato Orzo Pasta
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup uncooked *orzo cooked to al dente
  • 1 tablespoon Italian dressing
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups baby spinach, packed with stems removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free crumbled feta cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook orzo to al dente according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat Italian dressing in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and cook for approximately 5 minutes or until skins begin to burst.
  3. Add spinach, salt, pepper, and garlic. Stir until the spinach wilts.
  4. Remove from stove and add the spinach/tomato mix and feta cheese to the Orzo pasta and toss until well incorporated.
Notes
*Orzo (Italian for Barley) is a short-cut pasta shaped like a large grain of rice.

 

About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Comments

  1. Made this for me and the hubby last week and it was so delicious!! However, it definitely didn’t make enough. The serving for 4 only served him and I, and we were still a little hungry after. Just bump the recipe measurements up and you’re good to go! Super good :)

  2. Do you typically serve warm or cold?

  3. P.S. Pinned it!

  4. Ever had the Tomato Soup with Orzo at Zupa’s? My all time favorite Tomato Soup but the Orzo just makes it. I love, love, love Orzo and this looks deee-vine!

    Deb @ http://www.madefrompinterest.net/

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